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Advocating for Adoption

Advocating for Adoption

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Bugel, Manager, State and International Government Relations, NEMA NEMA has consistently advocated for timely adoption of the most current version of the National Electrical Code® (NEC) without amendments that would diminish its effectiveness. In the past, tenacious staff and Members working on code adoption have fought code adoption issues as they arose, usually after the advocates opposing timely Read more […]

Forward-Looking Lighting Standards

Forward-Looking Lighting Standards

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Senior Manager, Government Relations, NEMA   The lighting industry is in the midst of a revolution. The entry of cost-effective light-emitting diode (LED) technology into the marketplace ushered in an era of affordable, versatile, and adaptable lighting. NEMA Standards provide guidance and test methods to improve LED function and performance. For example, NEMA SSL 7A and NEMA 77 address Read more […]

Making Safety Smart in Smart Buildings

Making Safety Smart in Smart Buildings

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Rodger Reiswig, Vice President , Industry Relations, Johnson Controls Global Fire Protection Products Mr. Reiswig is actively involved in several NEMA committees. He chairs the Fire, Life Safety, Security and Emergency Communication Board of Directors. The term “smart buildings” means different things to different people. In the area of life safety, the definition is based on how systems are integrated Read more […]

Tariff Initiatives Update

Tariff Initiatives Update

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. On September 6, NEMA filed formal written comments with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on its proposal to place additional import tariffs of 10 or 25 percent on a list of more than 6,000 products made in China. The list included more than 70 product types of concern for NEMA Members, including finished goods as well as inputs and components that support manufacturing and assembly operations…

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NAFTA Modernization Update

NAFTA Modernization Update

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA On August 31, President Trump notified Congress of his intention to enter into a new trade agreement with Mexico and, if possible, Canada, to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While negotiations with Mexico were largely concluded on that day with an agreement in principle, talks between the U.S. and Canada continued into September. NEMA Read more […]

Lisa Spellman Appointed to USNC IEC Finance Committee

Lisa Spellman Appointed to USNC IEC Finance Committee

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Lisa Spellman of the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a Division of NEMA, was appointed to the Finance Committee of the United States National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC). Ms. Spellman is the general-secretary for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM), providing strategic leadership and management of operational affairs for DICOM stakeholders Read more […]

Employers: Encourage Staff to Get Out and Vote!

Employers: Encourage Staff to Get Out and Vote!

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Andrew Quinn, President & CEO, ILSCO Corporation, and Chair, NEMAPAC With federal and state elections taking place in November, this is a good time for company executives to discuss with their employees the impact policy issues have on operations, jobs, and growth, as well as to encourage active participation in elections. These efforts, commonly known as Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts, do not endorse any Read more […]

NEMA Ensures Critical Lighting Products Remain Available in Louisiana

NEMA Ensures Critical Lighting Products Remain Available in Louisiana

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Mark Kohorst, Senior Manager, Environment, Health, and Safety, NEMA Acting on behalf of the Light Source Section, NEMA obtained a two-year exemption from strict mercury content limits for critical lighting products in Louisiana. Had the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) not approved this extension, lamps used for most outdoor lighting systems as well as fluorescent lamps employed in a variety of specialized Read more […]

From the Chariman | David G. Nord

From the Chariman | David G. Nord

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Change is occurring at an unprecedented pace, and it’s only getting faster. According to Gartner, by 2020, five of the top seven digital giants will willfully “self-disrupt” to create their next market leadership opportunity. To keep up in a digitized world, NEMA must adopt new productivity strategies for its intellectual properties and optimize our processes for developing them. We must get Standards done Read more […]

Setting a Course for Safety with Standards, Compliance, and Code Adoption

Setting a Course for Safety with Standards, Compliance, and Code Adoption

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Vince Baclawski, Senior Technical Director, Codes and Standards, NEMA, Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA Standards and code adoption are the underlying strength of a robust and cohesive electrical safety system. The adoption of model codes by states and other jurisdictions begins with the interrelationship of four distinct entities that craft the cornerstone of this system. Standards, codes, certification, Read more […]